Hi Ho Posse! Slumberhouse is a fragrance brand that I have loved since first hearing about it and getting in touch with Josh to buy a bunch of bottles and samples. It was love at first sniff. If you’ve been reading for any length of time you’ll know that sadly the fragrances attacked Jin in his sleep. He would have terrifying nightmares and be unable to breathe properly. It was with great regret I sold on my collection, now worth THOUSANDS and thousands of $$$$ for peanuts. Oh well, woulda, shoulda, coulda. I do hope the lucky recipients of bottles have worn them in great good health and happiness. When I saw Mond in Surrender To Chance I bought 2ml to see if my Slumberhouse love was still strong.
Mond by Slumberhouse 2021
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Amaretto, Balsam, Honey, Marzipan, Vanilla, Amber, Cream, Red wine, Sandalwood, Plum, Sour cherry, Spices, Apple skin, French hay, Gaiac wood, Raspberry, Woods, Chicory, Pumpkin
So how does Mond smell? The opening is dank and then honeyed. Strange and compelling are the two words that keep coming into my head in those first few moments. My nose is being torn in two directions. One of my favourite scent memories is the smell of Grandma’s lidded jar of wrapped sweets. Now imagine that, coupled with the scent of Dad’s brick shed in the backyard full of lawn mower, tools, wood, dust, last seasons leaves, cold cement and engine oils. If you can meld these two complete opposite experiences you’ll start to get what Mond’s first minutes are like.
The heart is where everything comes together, in moments the disparate parts meld together and Mond is suddenly itself and not a cacophony of parts. Dessertish sweetness over cold dark woods and preloved stable hay, and gorgeously feral. My question is: How does Josh make something so whack into a wearable fragrance? Sure, it’s very niche and I can’t imagine most of the worlds fragrance wearers jumping for it but that there is someone making these delightfully wearable fragrant freaks makes me really happy.
The run is done and no more Mond is available but Surrender To Chance has samples if you’d like to try it for yourself.
Does Mond read like something you would try?
I just went back and read my Slumberhouse Jeke review from nearly a decade ago. My enthusiasm was so apparent.